Munster lock Paul O'Connell has been named Irish Rugby Union Players' Player of the Year.
O'Connell has enjoyed a superb 12 months, winning the Triple Crown with Ireland and helping his club reach the European Cup final, scoring three tries en route to the latter.
The British & Irish Lions star was one of the outstanding players of the RBS 6 Nations, earning man-of-the-match honours in his country's opening 26-16 victory over Italy and the 15-9 success against Scotland.
The 26-year-old, 6ft 6in forward has won 31 caps for his country and was also voted into the RBS 6 Nations Team of the Tournament.
The RBS 6 Nations Championship 2015 was not poised to go down as one of the more "vintage" Championships, though there was great anticipation as the action headed into its final day. What transpired was something that nobody could foresee: "The Greatest Day in Rugby's Greatest Championship."